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Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013

  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Entering its sixth year, JLF is now regarded as the Kumbh Mela of Indian and international writing.
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • The 14th Dalai Lama attended the literary carnival on the eve of the discussion,'The Buddha in Literature' on Jan 25.
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • The Dalai Lama in conversation with Pico Iyer, while the session 'Kinships of Faiths: Finding the Middle Way'.
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • The festival, which is devoting a special segment to Buddhism for the first time, took a look at the impact of the faith on lifestyles, literature, arts and culture.
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • A statement issued by the organising committee of the Festival quoted the Dalai Lama as saying: 'Literature has played a major role in my life. Since childhood, reading has been of great importance to me and I am often reminded of the immense kindness of the scholars of the past who translated a vast array of Buddhist literature into Tibetan'.
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore paid a tribute to eminent writer Sunil Gangopadhyay and read out excerpts from his work in Bengali and English, during a special session called 'Remembering Sunil Da'
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • During the session 'Remembering Sunil Da', there were readings by actress Sharmila Tagore, tributes by Aruna Chakravarti, Arunava Sinha and Amit Chaudhuri and it was moderated by Malashri Lal.
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Governor of Rajasthan , Mrs Margaret Alva also delivered a speech on humanity and writers playing a vital role to bring a change in the society.
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013
  • Pics: Highlights of the first day of the Jaipur Lit Fest 2013